Six Of The Best : Graphic Novel Adaptations
I recently did an article for Hey U Guys looking at the best movie adaptations of graphic novels:
When adapting a popular graphic novel for the big screen the director and his team face any number of challenges. Perhaps the most difficult of all is keeping the legion of source material fanboys happy, a feat which often boarders on the impossible.
While an entirely faithful adaptation is simply not always possible due to the wildly different media in which movies and graphic novels operate, the best graphic novel adaptations are always careful to embrace their source material and give heed to what made it popular in the first place.
A small disclaimer at this point. It can be a little tricky to define what constitutes a ‘graphic novel’ and some of those listed below were actually comic book series initially that were then compiled into one whole novel. However, without getting bogged down in definitions, let’s just say I’m only including work based on a specific story-arc that rose to prominence in its graphic novel form.
Not all adaptations need to retain every single element of their original creation right down to their very look (though some of the best ones undeniably do). What really makes a great adaptation is whether they capture the themes, mood and tones the source material sort to convey in the first place.
The six movies selected here differ wildly in terms of their content and especially in their visual style, yet all six are incredibly striking and memorable movies in their own right.
You can read the full article here:
Hey U Guys : Graphic Novel Adaptations